Fredy Mora Gámez


Temahuset - Linköping University, Valla Campus


Postdoctoral Fellow


Fredy Mora-Gámez is a postdoctoral researcher in Technology and Social Change at the Department of Thematic Studies at Linköping University, Sweden. His current work explores the intersections between science and technology studies, critical migration studies, memory and alternative materiality. He was also a postdoctoral research associate of the project `Mending the new: A Framework for Reconciliation Through Testimonial Digital Textiles in the Transition to Post-Conflict Rural Colombia´ (2018-2020) at the University of Nottingham.

During his doctoral research at the University of Leicester, Fredy examined the materiality of the procedures of rights restitution and reparation in post-conflict Colombia. As part of his ongoing postdoctoral appointments, Fredy engaged with social movements in Colombia, Greece and Sweden to gain a better understanding of how practices of making (crafting, sewing, knitting, displaying) enact forms of materiality of crucial relevance in their political claims and everyday lives.
Fredy is a member of the Grupo de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia, la Tecnología y la Medicina (GESCTM) at Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He is also a member of the International Science and Technology Studies Research Network on Migration, Border Control Technologies and Infrastructures (STS-MIGTEC)

Research Interests
Materiality, memory and social movements.
Alternative technoscience
Critical studies of population management infrastructures
Infrastructures and the enactment of the state (social studies of politics)
Decoloniality and STS

Selected publications

Mora-Gámez, F. (2020) Beyond citizenship: the material politics of alternative infrastructures, Citizenship Studies, 24:5, 696-711, DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2020.1784648

Arboleda-Ariza, J., Prosser Bravo, G., & Mora-Gámez, F. (2020). Absent Peace in Colombia: A Study of Transition Discourses in Former Combatants, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (published online ahead of print), 20190042. doi:

Mora-Gámez, F. `Thinking without the ‘imposter’: gatecrashing boundaries of containment´ In Woolgar, S., Vogel, E. Moats, D. and Helgesson, C.F (Eds) (forthcoming 2021) Thinking with Imposters. Bristol University Press.

Mora-Gámez, F. and Brown, S.D. (2019) The psychosocial management of rights restitution: Tracing technologies for reparation in post-conflict Colombia. Theory and Psychology. 29,4. 521-538.

Pérez-Bustos, T., Martínez-Medina, S., Mora-Gámez, F. (2018) What is ‘(un)making’ STS ethnographies? Reflections (not exclusively) from Latin America. Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society. 1,1, pp 131-137.

Mora-Gamez, F. (2016) “Recognition of Victims in Colombia: on technologies of representation and forms of statehood”. Universitas Humanística, 82, pp 75-101. (Spanish)